Friday, 6 May 2011

Installing the FREE Tekla BIMsight 1.1

Below is a copy of an email I sent around our offices back in February after I had downloaded Tekla BIMsight 1.1.
I did mean to post this on the blog but never got around to it.

Seeing the news from Autodesk re the free upgrades can only make me wonder if the free Telka software was in someway a contributing factor in the formation of the Design and Creation Suites that are now being offered as free upgrades for those on subscription? 

The other thought is that perhaps Super Revit, all in one is on the horizon, because that is basically what these new bundles give you. Perhaps not in 2013 but by 2014-15 a combined Revit with the ability to change the toolbars from version to version on the fly?

Anyway back to the email about installing Tekla BIMsight 1.1 and if you want to download it HERE is the LINK

SWH have been doing lonely BIM for some time, we are now working on schemes sharing models with Architects which is termed Social BIM but we have not quite got to Intimate BIM, when we do we may need additional software like Navisworks or an equivalent.

Here is an extract about Navisworks from the Autodesk web site:

“Autodesk® Navisworks® Products deliver project review software for 3D co-ordination, 4D planning, photorealistic visualisation, dynamic simulation and accurate analysis. Create a whole-project model by integrating design and construction information including complex building information modelling (BIM), Digital Prototyping (DP) and process plant data. With Autodesk Navisworks project review software, you can collaborate, co-ordinate, and communicate more effectively to reduce problems during design and construction.”

The RRP price of Navisworks Manage is £7600 with and Annual Subscription in the order of £1000 per annum. Navisworks Simulate is an additional £2400 plus subscription. 

On our Utility Drive we now have a copy of Tekla BIMsight 1.1 here is a comparison chart

This has been released for FREE with no subscription required……. Yipeeeee

Click Here to go to the Download Page

Be warned that if not already on your computer, the install program downloads a prerequisite dotnet file from the internet that can take up to 8-10 minutes to install before the main program installs.

Once loaded there are instructive videos that you can watch to learn how to use the program.

Double click on the image on the top left corner

To unpack the example files

It will be interesting to see how Autodesk respond to the release of Tekla BIMsight 1.1

The last time this happened Bentley released their free viewer and marking up software and Autodesk stopped charging for Design Review!


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